Devil in the Detail

New Liverpool
from the ashes and craters
the verdigris bloom on wing

Deep in the submarines belly
thick fingers, Dax Wax hair
nest of wires, immaculate detail
bitten lips
the slosh and sway of murky water

The maiden arises
...then fell deep
holding her breath
a polished bullet

The Lady's stomach turns
the premonition of event
loss and ceremony
a life saved
the depths of the Mersey
souls turn black.

By Chloe Holt